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Analysis of the Haiku structure

heat lightning
something ancient
in a lizard's eye

éclair de chaleur
quelque chose de très vieux
dans l'oeil du lézard

Polona Oblak, Slovenia
cco 2017-09-1


Haïku qui apparaît comme une fenêtre sur l'étrange. Il y a un lien mystérieux entre l'éclair et, comme un passé, perceptible un moment dans l'oeil d'un des plus vieux animaux existants. C'est aussi une opposition entre le Soudain et l'éternité des temps géologiques. Par là, il fait convoque des notions majeures de puissance incontrôlée et de durées immenses. Juste un instant, entrevues.


thunderstorm light lightning past lizard

Structure of this haiku.

Used techniques :

* archetype - Active archetypes.
Active presence of archetypes that have determined relationships between images. These archetypes are structures that have aggregated seeds (meanings) and are patterns inherited from the collective unconscious. These are the models that we use to organize our perception of the World.

* opposition - Images in opposition.
Images with a group of opposite senses. The images are in opposition to each other. However, the opposite semes are grouped into dialectics. A dialectic is composed of opposite semes, like the two sides, poles of the same grade.

For example:
- Top and Bottom.
- Inside and Outside
- Big and Tiny

* soudain - Sudden modification.
The haiku describes a sudden, sometimes unexpected event. He grabs something that just happened. It appears as a transition between two states: before and after.

* avis - Opinion given by the author.
The author tells his/her views or an explanation. The speech is not neutral at the first level of reading/writing. This is not a haiku where the author explains to the reader what he or she should understand, usually completed and of no interest. Here, the author gives an indication that is part of the elements of the discourse in addition to the others and that is not a redundancy (redundancy, precision, explanation).

* yugen - Yugen.
Yugen is a concept of Japanese aesthetics that can be expressed as deep, mysterious, dark, troubled.... In criticism of Japanese poetry, he expresses a subtle depth of things that are vaguely evoked in the poem.

* xxx - Undefined appeal.
Haïku having something undefinable that deserves further study.

* - Undefined appeal.
Haïku having something undefinable that deserves further study.

Archetypes and dialectics

* A_Passé - The Past.

* A_Lumière - The Light.

La Lumière.
A mettre en relation avec la Lumière dans la Nuit.

* A_Temps - Time.

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